LearnUFT courses for Paraprofessionals

LearnUFT is proud to offer professional learning courses open to paraprofessionals, including many specifically designed to meet their needs. Remember that only paraprofessionals who hold a Level III teaching assistant certificate are required to collect Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) hours. Level III teaching assistant certificate holders are required to collect and track 100 PD CTLE hours in each five-year cycle. Of those 100 hours, 15 hours must be in the area of instruction for English language learners.

Upcoming sessions
  • The Power of Formative Assessments (LearnUFT Bronx)
    May 21, 2019 - 4:30pm - 6:30pm

    In this LearnUFT workshop for Bronx teachers and paraprofessionals, participants will focus on how to use formative assessments to check for understanding to guide student learning and instructional practice. Two CTLE hours will be offered.

  • Using Assessment in Instruction (LearnUFT High Schools)
    May 23, 2019 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm

    In this LearnUFT workshop for high school teachers and paraprofessionals, participants will become familiar with innovative and engaging student-centered assessment strategies. We will explore methods of checking for understanding designed to both challenge students and help them meet their learning targets. Additional topics to be discussed include: creating student-friendly rubrics, providing quality feedback, and developing methods of student self-assessment. Two CTLE hours will be awarded.

  • From Here to There: Engaging in Historical Thinking (LearnUFT Bronx)
    May 23, 2019 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm

    In this LearnUFT workshop for Bronx teachers and paraprofessionals, participants will explore strategies for engaging students in historical thinking using arts aligned tools to build historical awareness. Participants will also analyze multiple sources in order to make claims as they interpret historical events. Two CTLE hours will be offered.

  • From Here to There: Engaging in Historical Thinking (LearnUFT Brooklyn)
    May 23, 2019 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm

    In this LearnUFT workshop for Brooklyn teachers and paraprofessionals, participants will explore strategies for engaging students in historical thinking using arts aligned tools to build historical awareness. Participants will also analyze multiple sources in order to make claims as they interpret historical events. Two CTLE hours will be offered.

  • Strategic Learning: The Five Guiding Principles of ELL Instruction (LearnUFT Brooklyn)
    May 23, 2019 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm

    In this LearnUFT workshop for Brooklyn teachers and paraprofessionals, participants will explore strategies for engaging students in historical thinking using arts aligned tools to build historical awareness. Participants will also analyze multiple sources in order to make claims as they interpret historical events. Two CTLE hours will be offered.

  • Strategic Learning: The Five Guiding Principles of ELL Instruction (LearnUFT Queens)
    May 25, 2019 - 9:00am - 11:00am

    In this LearnUFT workshop for Queens teachers and paraprofessionals, participants will explore research-based core principles as a frame for ENL instruction, practice engaging instructional strategies to increase ELL students’ access to content, reflect on how specific strategies promote integration of content and methodology and build a toolbox of techniques for integrated ENL classrooms. Two CTLE hours will be offered.

  • Getting to Know Our ELLs: Understanding the Language Proficiency Levels of Our Students (LearnUFT Queens)
    May 25, 2019 - 9:00am - 11:00am

    In this LearnUFT workshop for Queens teachers and paraprofessionals, participants will participants will describe the various student attributes for their designated language proficiency levels, use the New Language Progressions to design instruction for ELL students and incorporate strategies to increase interaction and critical thinking for ELL students. Two CTLE hours will be offered.

  • Strengthening Literacy Skills Through Vocabulary Instruction: What's the Word? (LearnUFT Queens)
    May 25, 2019 - 9:00am - 11:00am

    In this LearnUFT workshop for Queens teachers and paraprofessionals, participants will examine the research that demonstrates how continuous vocabulary development strengthens students as independent learners, unpack the Common Core Language Standards for vocabulary and learn strategies for explicit instruction of vocabulary. Two CTLE hours will be offered.

  • Strategic Learning: The Five Guiding Principles of ELL Instruction (LearnUFT Queens)
    May 25, 2019 - 11:30am - 1:30pm

    In this LearnUFT workshop for Queens teachers and paraprofessionals, participants will explore research-based core principles as a frame for ENL instruction, practice engaging instructional strategies to increase ELL students’ access to content, reflect on how specific strategies promote integration of content and methodology and build a toolbox of techniques for integrated ENL classrooms. Two CTLE hours will be offered.

  • Getting to Know Our ELLs: Understanding the Language Proficiency Levels of Our Students (LearnUFT Queens)
    May 25, 2019 - 11:30am - 1:30pm

    In this LearnUFT workshop for Queens teachers and paraprofessionals, participants will participants will describe the various student attributes for their designated language proficiency levels, use the New Language Progressions to design instruction for ELL students and incorporate strategies to increase interaction and critical thinking for ELL students. Two CTLE hours will be offered.

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